Systems and Synthetic Biology
Our aim: To combine experimental and theoretical approaches to understand fundamental and applied problems in biology and medicine using interdisciplinary approaches.
Systems biology: Iterative interactions between mathematical modelling and experimental validation to understand the dynamics of interactions among individual components which govern functioning of a system as a whole
Synthetic biology: Convergence of disciplines such as chemistry, systems biology and gene engineering to design and control biological pathways and processes for translatable biological applications
- Understanding gene regulation in bacteria at single cell level
- Understanding gene regulation at the host-pathogen interface with special reference to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.
- Mathematical modelling and quantitative biology to understand human disease.
- Metabolic engineering and manipulation of genetic networks for the production of useful biomolecules.
Faculty members associated with this programme: